Phoronix: OpenArena 0.8.5 Is Out With Small Changes
While the ioquake3-powered OpenArena game is not as advanced or popular as say Nexuiz, it is a fairly popular free software game amongst those using an open-source Mesa3D driver stack. It's not too graphically rich yet provides competitive and fun FPS game-play -- it can also be used for Mesa driver benchmarking. The last notable release of OpenArena was OpenArena 0.8.1 and it came way back near the end of 2008...
Open Arena remains one of the most fun shooters around. Not as high-tech as many other games (though the new flare and bloom effects are cool), but very addictive, fast-paced and tongue-in-cheek hilarious.
A very welcome change from all the ultra-serious big-strong-man shooters.